Ishmael Yartey

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Ishmael Yartey
Personal information
Full name Ishmael Yartey
Date of birth (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Swedru, Central Region, Ghana
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Number 77
Youth career
Polo FC
Coastal Fauzan
Liberty Professionals
2006–2007 All Blacks
2007–2009 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Benfica 0 (0)
2009 Beira-Mar (loan) 17 (2)
2010 Fátima (loan) 14 (2)
2010–2011 Beira-Mar (loan) 10 (1)
2011–2012 Servette (loan) 31 (8)
2012–2014 Sochaux 10 (0)
2013–2014 Sion (loan) 22 (2)
2014– Sion 27 (2)
2015 Portland Timbers (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2016 Gil Vicente (loan) 22 (0)
National team
2007 Ghana U-17 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Ishmael Yartey (born 11 January 1990) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Sion.

Club career[edit]

Yartey began his youth and professional career with Ghanaian club All Blacks F.C., before joining S.L. Benfica on a 1-year loan deal with a buy option at the end of the contract.[1] Former Benfica's manager Quique Flores was the first manager that called Yartey to train with the senior squad, but his debut with Benfica's shirt was never made.[2]

On 15 July 2009, Yartey left S.L. Benfica and signed a one-year loan deal with S.C. Beira Mar, then at the end of the season he signed for C.D. Fátima, another one-year loan.[3] In January 2011 he was loaned to S.C. Beira-Mar for the remainder of the 2010–11 Primeira Liga season.[4]

On 21 June 2011, he was again loaned, this time to Servette F.C. of the Swiss Super League until the end of the 2011–12 Swiss Super League.[5]

In June 2012, Yartey returned to Benfica from his season long loan at Servette FC. He never made his debut for Benfica. On 19 July 2012, Yartey signed a 4-year contract with French Ligue 1 club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

On March 26, 2015, Yartey signed a loan contract with the Portland Timbers of MLS with a transfer option from French Ligue 1 club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.[6]

International career[edit]

Yartey represented Ghana U-17 (Black Starlets) in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea Republic.[7]

On 16 May 2012, Yartey was called up for two of the Ghana national team's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications, against Lesotho in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana, and on 1 June 2012 and against Zambia in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia, on 9 June 2012.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

Correct as of 30 May 2016[9]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Beira-Mar 2009–10 17 2 2 2 3 2 - 22 6
Fátima 2010–11 14 2 2 1 4 1 - 20 4
Beira-Mar 2010–11 10 1 0 0 0 0 - 10 1
Servette 2011–12 31 8 1 0 - - 32 8
Sochaux 2012–13 10 0 2 0 3 0 - 15 0
Sochaux reserves 2012–13 14 0 - - - 14 0
Sion 2013–14 22 2 1 0 - - 23 2
2014–15 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
Portland Timbers 2015 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
Gil Vicente 2015–16 27 5 5 0 0 0 - 27 5
Career total 150 15 13 3 10 3 - 173 27

Honours[edit]

Beira-Mar
Portland Timbers

References[edit]

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